Romania plans to build ‘as soon as possible’ a new bridge over the Danube river linking Zimnicea, in Teleorman county, to the Bulgarian city of Svishtov, Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila said.
The project would be developed under a public-private partnership scheme, Dancila said on Thursday ahead of the cabinet meeting, according to a video file published on the website of the government.
“Today we will take an important decision on the construction of the bridge over the Danube at Zimnicea, a major investment for Romania and Bulgaria, but also for other countries in the area. It is a project that we decided to implement as quickly as possible with our friends south of the Danube and discussed it with Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov,” Dancila said.
The Romanian prime minister added that the government has mandated the ministry of transport and the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis to take all legislative and organizational steps for the planned investment to be completed as soon as possible.
Bulgaria and Romania are currently connected by two over the Danube – one between Ruse and Giurgiu and a second one between the cities of Vidin and Calafat.
In November, Bulgaria’s government said it would support studies for the construction of a second bridge connecting Ruse to Giurgiu.